The Pedigree Foundation awarded more than US$200,000 in Innovation Grants to 10 animal shelters and rescue groups for their ideas and efforts to help find dogs new homes.
The one-time grants will fund creative projects aimed at increasing dog adoptions and will assist homeless dogs with behavior training, feeding, housing and medical support. The winning organizations are:
Central Missouri Humane Society - Columbia, Missouri
Charleston Animal Society - North Charleston, South Carolina
Dubuque Regional Humane Society - Dubuque, Iowa
Houston Humane Society - Houston, Texas
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles - Los Angeles, California
Leon County Humane Society - Tallahassee, Florida
Muttville Senior Dog Rescue - San Francisco, California
North Shore Animal League America - Port Washington, New York
Washington Animal Rescue League - Washington, D.C.
West Suburban Humane Society - Downers Grove, Illinois